Local Roundup: Dartmouth Softball 12-0 in Ivies
Hanover — Sophomore Morgan McCalmon drove home four runs on Sunday, as the Dartmouth College softball team completed a four-game sweep over Yale, with a come-from-behind win in the second game of Sunday’s twinbill.
Dartmouth (23-13, 12-0 Ivy) scored all five runs in the third inning of game one for a 5-1 win and then scored three times in the fifth to take a 5-3 edge in the nightcap.
Junior Kristen Rumley (13-6) picked up both wins on Sunday, as she went the distance in the opener with six strikeouts. In game two, she relieved McCalmon with 21⁄3 innings of shutout ball.
McCalmon (two RBIs) and Katie McEachern had two hits apiece in game one.
In game two, Dartmouth scored three runs in the fifth, highlighted by McCalmon’s two-run single, to rally past Yale. Rumley retired the final six batters in order to complete the sweep of the Bulldogs and added her 13th win of the season.
Colby-Sawyer 9, MCLA 0
Newport — Colby-Sawyer improved to 4-0 in conference play after a victory over Mass. College of Liberal Arts (3-5, 1-4 NEAC).
The Chargers (10-8 overall) will conclude the regular season in the upcoming week with matches against Castleton and Lyndon.
Princeton 5, Dartmouth 2
Princeton, n.j. — Dartmouth (6-8, 2-2 Ivy) dropped a road decision to No. 69 Princeton (16-5, 5-0).
The Big Green earned wins from Melissa Matsuoka and Taylor Ng.
Dartmouth returns to action against Yale at home on Friday.
Dartmouth Third At Princeton
Princeton, n.j. — Freshman Jeffrey Lang saved his best for last, carding a 4-under 67 in the final round of the Princeton Invitational at Springdale Golf Club to finish tied for second at 7-under, just one stroke behind Harvard’s Akash Mirchandani for medalist honors. With Lang leading the way, Dartmouth finished the tournament comfortably in third place at 2-over.
Harvard staved off a furious charge by four-time defending champion Yale to win the tournament at 20-under.
Lang shot under par in each of his three rounds at Princeton, but his most consistent performance came in the final round as he birdied four holes while making par on the other 14.
Teammate Dylan Rusk shot a 72 to end the tournament in a tie for 14th, while Charlie Edler shot a 78 and was a combined 4-over (217) to tie for 21st.
Brown Event Suspended
East Providence, r.i. — The first round of the Brown Women’s Golf Invitational at the Metacomet Country Club could not be completed on Sunday afternoon as darkness fell with four teams still on the course. Individual scores, including those for Dartmouth, will not be available until the round is completed this morning.
The second round is scheduled to begin with a shotgun start today at 11 a.m.
Women’s Track & Field
Big Green Hit the Road
The Dartmouth women split up over two meets Saturday, with a majority going to the Wildcat Invitational at UNH and several others traveling to George Mason’s Spring Invitational.
In Durham against UNH, Maine and Bowdoin, the Big Green finished second to the hosts (139 to UNH’s 165) despite nine first-place finishes.
Anna Kikut (200 meters), Aliyah Gallup (400), Arianna Vailas (800), Sarah Delozier (1,500), Claudia Pham (5,000) were victorious on the track.
Stephanie Brown (pole vault), Lauren Ready (triple jump), Emmaline Berg (shot put) and Corinne Kominkiewicz (discus) won the field events.
At George Mason, Megan Krumpoch claimed third in the 400 hurdles, and Elizabeth Markowitz claimed eighth in the 1500 meters.
Overall, Dartmouth was 11th in the standings with 27 points.
Men’s Track and Field
Dartmouth Travels Near and Far
Saturday saw the Dartmouth men’s track & field team split up over two meets with a majority of the group going to UNH’s Wildcat Invitational, while several individuals traveled to the Spring Invitational hosted by George Mason.
In Durham, the Big Green was third with 113 points and four first-place finishes. Colin Quinn (javelin), Lebanon High grad Dom Filiano (discus), Corey Muggler (long jump) and Jeremy Birck (high jump) were victorious.
At George Mason, Edward Wagner set personal bests in both the 400 hurdles (first, 52.40) and the 200 meters (22.03) as Dartmouth placed 14th in the standings with 13 points.
Dartmouth 59, Clemson 24
Hanover — Dartmouth routed Clemson in the first round of the Varsity Cup.
Big Green fullback and captain Madison Hughes totaled 29 points in the match off three tries and seven conversions.
Dartmouth maintained a balanced attack throughout the match that saw Kevin Clark (two tries) Brian Flint, Zack Fowler, Neil Greene and newcomer Victor Muchatuta touch down for tries as well.
Senior locks Dylan Jones and Ned Kingsley spearheaded a strong Dartmouth defense as the Big Green held Clemson to a pair of tries in each half.
Action continues next Saturday in the Annapolis, Md., super-regional as Dartmouth faces BYU in the Varsity Cup quarterfinals.